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St. Petersburg

Midnight St Petersburg Cruise: Drawbridges and Canals

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in the late evening near Kazan Cathedral, and board your comfortable sightseeing boat for your 1.5-hour cruise.Situated on 42 islands, St Petersburg is honeycombed by picturesque canals that lead off the Neva River. Late each night, several drawbridges across the Neva are raised to allow commercial ships to pass, creating a magical spectacle best seen from the river. Your cruise takes you on a scenic journey along some of St Petersburg’s prettiest canals and to see the bridges as they open.

    Settle on the outdoor deck or inside the lower saloon, and ogle the sights as you explore the waterways. Pass graceful mansions, lamplit embankments and illuminated palaces, and as you cruise, hear historical snippets about the landmarks from your onboard guide.

    Be sure to take photos as the bridges open — the moment when their illuminated wings are fully raised begs to be captured on camera. Snap more photos as your boat glides beneath the glittering Trinity Bridge, revealing splendid views of the Spit of Basil Island, where the Neva divides in two.

    Drift along the widest segment of the Neva past the blazing lights of the Peter and Paul Fortress, and sail by Mikhailovsky Castle, a massive 18th-century palace commissioned by Tsar Paul I.

    After cruising around the lovely canals, return to Kazan Cathedral, where your cruise finishes.
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    Departure Point
    Admiralteyskaya Station, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186
    Departure Time
    12:20 AM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Bronze Horseman, Senate Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were able to take in the last day of 'chasing the bridges' in St. Petersburg and I can say it was fairly worth it. We boarded a fairly comfortable boat at midnight and were welcomed with live music and restaurant service (not included with the ticket). With a nice mug of beer
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    This cruise is definitely over rated. We spent a good amount of time just idling in one of the canals waiting for the bridge to go up - then everyone dashed to the back of the boat and only a few people were positioned to take photos. We were exhausted the next morning after
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    What a mess! You meet at a subway station, which is a very long way from the boats. Then a forced march through the dark streets with no reason...other than to waste time and keep you away from all of the alternative boat rides. The narrator on the boat barely speaks English,
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